Friday, January 27, 2012


Yes, we successfully finished the cleanse. I lost 8 pounds and 4 inches (all in my hips and thighs). My husband lost about the same amount. Many people ask if I think it was just water weight and as soon as I start eating regularly I'll just put it back. I honestly feel like I lost stubborn fat that I haven't been able to lose. In addition, another benefit of the cleanse is it really makes you think about everything you eat. We have both decided to continue eating a protein shake once a day as a meal replacement - either breakfast or supper. So, I think the cleanse will have long term effects. In addition, my husband said he wanted to start taking isagenix product B and multi vitamins. I've been taking both of these with good results so I'm glad he wants to really take a more active role in his health. When you work so hard to get through the nine days it really makes you want to commit to a healthier lifestyle. So, I really think the isagenix cleanse was a great experience for us and one I would recommend to others.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Start of Day 8

Well, yesterday was our last day of "real food" and we are now back to the liquid cleanse.  To motivate myself, I decided to wear a dress to work today that is a little tight (especially through the hips and thighs).  I am proud to say that dress is now loose on me - in fact, I was even able to go spanx-less.  Normally, when I wear that dress I always wear my spanx to hide the bulges - but not today!!  That helped to make it a little easier to start back to the liquid portion of the cleanse.

On a side note, I was a little worried about my husband the other night when he was opening the cat's can of food and remarked,"This smells good, like turkey - it is turkey."  No, he didn't try it, but the fact that he thought their cat food smelled appealing concerned me.  I got him all ready for today - measured out his liquid cleanse in individual jars for each serving, counted out his 6 almonds, and put his "snacks" in baggies.  He should be all set for the day!

Wish us luck - we are down to the wire! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Days 5 and 6

I got a little behind in my posts, so I'm combining days 5 and 6. We are really enjoying our lunches. I am feeling good and even went to the gym and lifted on Sunday and did a cardio workout tonight. One thing the cleanse has made me do is to be more aware of everything I eat. Sometimes I think I just eat automatically and don't realize how much or often I'm eating. When you only to get to eat 1 meal a day, you have a new appreciation for what you eat. I will admit, today I was pretty hungry so I started eatingmlunch at 11:00. For those who dont know my schedule, that's not too bad given I'm up at 5:45. I had my shake at 6:30 am but by 11:00 I was really ready for lunch.

Tomorrow is our last day of real food. After that, it's back to two days of liquid. I'm not looking forward to that.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Isagenix day 4

Well, I got on the scale this morning and I lost 6 pounds since I started the cleanse. I was very happy! Didn't take measurements again, so I'm not sure exactly where I lost - hopefully a little all over. Hubby has also lost about the same. We are really enjoying lunch, and the shakes arent bad at all. I can't say we feel as though we are starving. I think our bodies are adjusting. Although my husband did admit that after I went to bed he was staring at the m&m's in the bowl beside him - and he swears they stared back.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 3

Well, today was the day we've been waiting for - the day we get real food. The shake for breakfast and dinner wasn't too bad. Hubby found adding ice helped the taste. Yes, we've gotten to the point where we get excited about adding ice to a shake. Lunch was tofu and veggies and it was delicious. I'm impressed that hubby is doing really good. He is very excited that he can now have a hard boiled egg for a snack. I can't wait for tomorrow's lunch. I may go to bed early so I'll wake up and it will be day 4. All I have to say is I better lose some inches!

On a side note. I found the most hilarious web site. It's text messages that auto correct has turned into a completely different meaning. I laughed so hard I was crying. Either it's that funny or I'm getting delirious from the lack of food.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 2

Just finishing up day 2 and I'm still feeling pretty good. I have managed to just have 1 apple each day and 6almonds as my only real food. Hubby has had 4 apples, celery, and not sure how many almonds. He was very excited about the prospect of a real meal tommorow. However, he thought that meant pasta and pie. I informed him that lunch will consist of steamed veggies, rice and chicken. I even went out tonight and bought his lunch for tommorow so he won't be tempted.

Well, I have to go drink my last liquid cleanse of the day. Looking forward to my shake tommor morning and especially looking forward to lunch!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First Day of Cleanse - We Survived!

Well, it's almost the end of day 1 and we survived the cleanse.  My husband was a little disappointed when I came home from work and he asked if he got any "real" food today - the answer is NO.  Basically, our day consisted of a "Cleanse for Life" drink 4 times a day, 2 "snack pellets" 2 - 3 times a day(which are really nasty), an "accelerator" pill 2 times a day, and plenty of water.  The brochure said we could have an apple if we were really hungry, so we each had 1 apple in the afternoon.  It was the best apple I ever ate!

My one problem is a headache which I had most of the day - it's finally gone away.  I'm a huge iced tea drinker.  Granted, I drink mostly green tea, but it still has caffeine.  I'm pretty sure the headache was my body going through withdrawl.  No caffeine for me (at least for another 8 days)!  We really have just been peeing quite a bit.  I don't feel bad - a litle hungry at times, but nothing I can't stand.  I even went to the gym and worked out.

Tommorow is a repeat of day two.  After that, we have 5 days of shakes for breakfast and dinner and a regular meal at lunch.

One day down and eight more to go!!